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Gorgeous and Huge - Wifi, W/D, cable - Location!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Charles Bukowski's Childhood Home, Gorgeously Renovated in Mid-City Los Angeles

Welcome to Charles Bukowski's House! Built in 1925 and impeccably renovated in 2015, elegantly appointed spaces with restored original features invite guests to unwind while visiting Los Angeles. Lived in by poet and literary giant Charles Bukowski during his childhood (1930-1947), this house is mentioned in several of the author’s poems and novels from this time, and featured in documentaries on his life.

This three bedroom, two-bathroom single-family home in the Mid-City neighborhood offers a spacious open floor plan with a large living and dining room. Lead yourself into the chef’s kitchen, restored lovingly with the original era in mind and truly perfect for entertaining your guests. Steal some quiet time in the 400 sq. ft. master suite featuring a King bed and a truly luxurious bathroom with double vanity, shoulder depth soaking tub, and separate glass-walled shower. Take advantage of the amazing weather in the secluded, shaded outdoor seating area while enjoying spirits. Centrally located within 20 minutes of almost everything the city has to offer, the Bukowski House is your home away from home in Los Angeles.


1700 sq. ft. single-family home

3 Bedrooms:

-400 sq. ft. Master Suite (King bed)

-Hank's Room (Queen bed)

-Parent's Room (2 Twin beds)

2 Bathrooms:

-Master bath with double vanity, huge soaking tub, and glass walled shower

-Original bathroom with shower/tub combo, era-specific subway and hexagonal tiles

2 car automatic garage + additional driveway parking

Central AC/Heat

55" Smart TV with Cable

Formal dining room with seating for 6

Breakfast nook with seating for 4

Spacious kitchen with soapstone counters, pro-series stove with 36” range and 6 burners, full-sized dishwasher, and vintage faucets, hardware, and knobs

Full-sized washer and dryer

Kohler polished nickel Artifact Series bathroom hardware

Original hardwood floors, sconces, doors, bathtub, baseboards, and window and door casings

Shaded outdoor seating area

Smart Home: NEST, Surveillance Cameras, WiFi

Located in Mid-City within 15-20 min of LAX, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Venice, Downtown, Hollywood, Koreatown, Century City, Culver City, Silver Lake, The Grove, Sony, Fox, Paramount

Walking distance from major metro lines

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Friedman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Gorgeous and Huge - Wifi, W/D, cable - Location!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Very comfortable, stylish house; well located for easy access to many activities in LA

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay with 6 adults in town for a long weekend, including a USC football game. Great access to La Brea and West Hollywood/Beverly area as well as DTLA and USC - only about 15 minutes. The house was super clean and has been fully remodeled. Lots of light and the a/c was appreciated. The master bedroom and bath are huge. Everything was as advertised and we would definitely book again for a group this size. The owner was very responsive and communications were very clear. No issues at all.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeds Expectations

  • 5 of 5

The Bukowski House was perfect. Represented exactly the same as in the photos and extremely clean. We are a family of six people and we needed a comfortable house with 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms in the Los Angeles area for a long weekend. Highlights for this home are the outdoor sitting area, huge master suite/bath, and the decor. The kitchen (although we didn't use it) is large and had everything you would need to prepare a gourmet meal. Location was good and allowed us to get to Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica easily. Wish we could've stayed longer

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

This cute home is in a great location, is clean and very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and clean property. if the cable had been working it would been 100%

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice property

  • 5 of 5

the house was well kept and the whole family enjoyed staying there. The beds were comfortable and everything was very clean. Made our trip so much more enjoyable than a hotel . Highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was exactly as pictured and described on VRBO

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Bukowski house in June 2016. The rental property was lovely, clean, fresh smelling, and came with all of the amenities! Linens, towels, soaps, kitchen supplies, detergent, fabric softener, etc. It was a very comfortable and relaxing place to come back to each evening. The only problem that we had was with the air conditioner which suddenly went out on the day that we were having our daughter's graduation celebration. The manager was very helpful and gracious-we were provided with a large window unit to use until the following day when the air conditioner was repaired quickly. I would recommend this rental to any of my friends and family looking to stay close to literally everything in Los Angeles and surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mid City, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jan 2017 - 18 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Season
19 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £122
Tax Rate 14.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mid City in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , shoulder-deep soaking tub, glass-walled shower
    Original Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Subway tile
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

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Portable wifi hotspot

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